NEWARK - A sixth-grade student from Westwood is being praised for quick actions that saved his mother's life.

Westwood Middle School student Ramin Eshaghi stayed calm when his mother started choking. He dialed 911 and then used the Heimlich maneuver to save her.

Health teacher Gina Vintalore says she had taught Ramin and his peers the Heimlich maneuver just hours before that knowledge was needed.